Family Reveals Ras Kimono’s Burial Plans
A social wake keep would be held on the 17th of August for late reggae legend, Ras Kimono in his Magodo residence in Lagos.
While speaking with newsmen in Asaba, Mr. Theophilus Ehizibue family of the late reggae artist said the Delta state and Lagos state government would be fully involved in the final burial rites.
He disclosed that the week long event of the late Kimono who passed on in June this year would culminate with his interment on August 25 at his home town, Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has promised to attend the reception and also be on ground to receive Kimono’s corpse in Asaba on August 23.
He said “Rastas Confraternity of Africa which has been led by a Nigerian, will be led a procession August 24 to the Cenotaph in Asaba where there will be another lying in state, after there will be wake keep at Onicha-Olona later in the day”.
Flanked by Kimono’s daughter, Oge and Mr. Augustine Afam Ugah, Ehizibue said “The Governor of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has equally been receptive since we arrived Asaba. He has promised to be part of the burial arrangement and we are also very grateful to him. Ras Kimono was a man loved by all and sundry. We expect a thunderous crowd to grace the ceremonies as a sign of respect to the music legend”.
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